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 PREMIUM CAR SALES 
Tesla global delivereis ahead of Jaguar retail sales Tesla outpaces JaguarÖ Porsche next? 

Is Tesla slowly appearing to justify the amount of column inches, tweets and general bravado it has attracted over the past few years? The fact that, according to AID research and official data supplied by Tesla and Tata Motors - the Indian owner of Jaguar - Tesla delivered more vehicles globally than Jaguar during the opening three quarters of the year, suggests perhaps slowly they might be 


  | Notable Hybrid inroads in Europe, buoyed in no small measure by incentives 
 
| Werenít Volkswagenís sales supposed to fall? 

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Matthias Schmidt Editorial Portrait
2020 - year zero for zero emission vehicles 

"Forget current volumes of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). These figures, failing to create a spark, at just 1.1 per cent mix of total West European passenger car registrations and helped by volume leader and non-EU member state, Norway will soon be regarded as the dress rehearsal performance before the fully charged main show begins in 2020"
 
Matthias
Schmidt | Interim Editor


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country September 2018 v September 2017
|  By country 9-Months 2018 v 9-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer September 2018 v September 2017
|  By manufacturer 9-Months 2018 v 9-Months 2017
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer September 2018 v September 2017
|  By manufacturer 9-Months 2018 v 9-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
RENAULT | IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

|  EUROPE BY SECTOR  | AID DATA
SUV Crossover European trendSUV/Crossovers continue to dominate Western Europeís car market

Every 3rd new car bought in Europe today is an SUV-Crossover. Consumersí love-affair with trendy SUV-Crossovers shows no sign of ending any time soon. On the contrary, AIDís exclusive figures reveal that during this yearís first half the sales share of these conspicuous fashion motors soared to yet another new all-time high. By conventional historic measures, the underlying growth and momentum of this sector overshadows anything seen in Europe in recent memory 


  | Notable Hybrid inroads in Europe, buoyed in no small measure by incentives 
 
| Werenít Volkswagenís sales supposed to fall? 

 


 

|  EUROPE HYBRID SALES TREND  | AID DATA
Hybrid car sales analysis W Europe 2017 H1In Europe Hyundai-Kia has joined Toyota-Lexusís lone HEV flight path

Itís not imagination. AID compiled data reveals that Britainís already crowded urban and rural roads now appear packed more than ever with latest design SUV-Crossovers. So much so in fact that during this yearís first half a forever growing avalanche of trendy SUV-Crossovers alone was responsible for almost four-in-ten of the new cars hitting UK roads for the first time. This on-going rate of breakneck sales expansion crowned SUV-Crossovers as the UKís way and ahead biggest car sector, according to AID compiled car sales data

  | Notable Hybrid inroads in Europe, buoyed in no small measure by incentives 
 
| Werenít Volkswagenís sales supposed to fall? 

 


 

|  UK CAR SALES  | AID DATA
SUV Crossover UK record mix 2018Record four-in-ten UK new car buyers now opt for SUV-Crossovers

Itís not imagination. AID compiled data reveals that Britainís already crowded urban and rural roads now appear packed more than ever with latest design SUV-Crossovers. So much so in fact that during this yearís first half a forever growing avalanche of trendy SUV-Crossovers alone was responsible for almost four-in-ten of the new cars hitting UK roads for the first time. This on-going rate of breakneck sales expansion crowned SUV-Crossovers as the UKís way and ahead biggest car sector, according to AID compiled car sales data

  | UK todayís biggest European market for PHEVs 
 
| August new car sales in Western Europe didnít just rise but soar 

 


 

|  EUROPE HYBRID SALES TREND  | AID DATA
Hybrid car sales analysis W Europe 2017 H1Notable hybrid inroads 
in Europe, buoyed in no small measure by incentives

For Europeís green movement, which still believed not so long ago that comparatively simple Prius-type petrol-electric hybrids (HEVs) could save our planet from overheating, there is good news and bad news

  | Werenít Volkswagenís sales supposed to fall? 
 
| August new car sales in Western Europe didnít just rise but soar 

 


 

|  UK CAR SALES  | AID DATA
Ford Market share takes a huge plungeVolkswagen takes UKís August car sales crown, Ford slips to new all-time low

Anyone familiar with the UK car market will expect Ford to be the undisputed market leader. Moreover, the norm, dating back to time immemorial Fordís most popular models continue to dominate the UKís list of best-sellers, right? Wrong. This August marks the third consecutive month that Ford was outsold by the Volkswagen brand

  | Werenít Volkswagenís sales supposed to fall? 
 
| August new car sales in Western Europe didnít just rise but soar 

 


 

|  EUROPE CAR SALES  | AID DATA
August car sales WLTP EuropeAugust new car sales in Western Europe didnít just rise but soar

AID compiled figures reveal that new car sales this August went through the roof. Thatís the initial cheery message from last monthís car sales results from the vast majority of West European car markets. The latest pole-vault jump this August brings the regionís cumulative car sales gain at the 8-months stage to around 5 per cent


  | As bad as it gets for Europeís diesel car market? 
 
| July scorcher for West Europeís summer temperatures and BEV sales 

 


 

|  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
Q1 2018 diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsAs bad as it gets for Europeís diesel car market?

Latest data, compiled by AID every month, suggests that West Europeís badly hammered diesel car market, while still weak, is no longer deteriorating at the speed seen during last year


  | Diesel cars out of favour, but have we seen the worst of the plunge? 
 
| Diesel appears to be undergoing a lull at present  

 


 

|  JAPAN  | H1 CAR MARKET
Japan H1 car sales trends 2017 hybrid countryIn Japan the sales share of diesels is rising 

Toyota remains the most successful carmaker. Now, thatís not a recent development. Despite bright new upstarts in the same field, such as Koreaís highly respected Hyundai-Kia, in retrospect Toyota has held this coveted pedestal autoindustry position for decades


  | Signs of life spotted in Japanís car market 
 
| Japan worldís biggest market for home-grown petrol-electric hybrids 

 


 

|  LCV SALES  | EUROPE  
CV van sales 2018 EuropeVans outperform both cars and trucks this first half 

The market for light commercial vehicles up to 3.50t GVW, typified in broad brush terms by Renaultís Kangoo on one end of the weight scale and Fordís Transit box van on the other, still stands out as the best performing sector in this yearís West Europeís vehicle market



  | March truck business slackens, pulled down by shorter working month 
 
| Mercedesí long running Sprinter popularity still revs both sales and profits 

 


 

 

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